Tsunami Damage



1 April 1946 - Tsunami from M8.1 Aleutian Earthquake

Black & white photos were digitally-scanned from the ITIC collection.  Event description can be found here.

Hilo, Hawai`i Hilo, Hawai`i Wailua River, Hilo, Hawai`i
Hilo, Hawai`i Hilo, Hawai`i Wailua River, Hilo, Hawai`i

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Waterfront of Hilo, Hawai`i     
Waterfront of Hilo, Hawai`i    

 

4 November 1952 - Tsunami from M9.0 Kamchatka Earthquake

Black & white photos were digitally-scanned from the ITIC collection.  Event description can be found here.

Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, Honolulu, Hawai`i Kaiaka Bay, O`ahu   
Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, Honolulu, Hawai`i Kaiaka Bay, O`ahu  

 

9 March 1957 - Tsunami from M9.1 Aleutian Earthquake

Black & white photos were digitally-scanned from the ITIC collection.  Event description can be found here.

Waialua Bay, Hale`iwa, O`ahu Waialua Bay, O`ahu  North Shore, O`ahu
Waialua Bay, Hale`iwa, O`ahu Waialua Bay, O`ahu North Shore, O`ahu

 

29 November 1975 - Tsunami from M7.2 Kalapana Earthquake

Black & white photos were digitally-scanned from the ITIC collection.  Event description can be found here.

Punalu`u, Hawai`i Halape, Hawai`i Lagoon, Hawai`i 
Punalu`u, Hawai`i Halape, Hawai`i Lagoon, Hawai`i

 

2 September 1992 - Tsunami from M7.6 Nicaragua Earthquake

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El Transito, Nicaragua     
El Transito, Nicaragua    

12 December 1992 - Tsunami from M7.7 Flores Island, Indonesia Earthquake

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Pagaraman, Babi Island, Indonesia     
Pagaraman, Babi Island, Indonesia    

 

12 July 1993 - Tsunami from M7.7 Japan Sea Earthquake

Black & white photos were digitally-scanned from the ITIC collection.  To download color photos, click on a link and when the image appears on the page right click on it and select Save Picture As.  Click here for photo information and credit document.  Event description can be found here.

Okushiri Island, Japan Aonae, Okushiri Island, Japan  
Okushiri Island, Japan Aonae, Okushiri Island, Japan  

 

26 December 2004 - Tsunami from M9.0 Indian Ocean Earthquake

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Banda Aceh, Indonesia Tsunami Runup, Aceh, 2004 Tsunami Runup, Aceh, 2004
Banda Aceh, Indonesia Banda Aceh, Indonesia Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Subsidence, Nicobar Islands, 2004    
Subsidence, Nicobar Islands, 2004    

 

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Regional Disaster Information Center (Latin America & the Caribbean)


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Tsunami, The Great Waves

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Tsunami Glossary


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Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

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